Gap Year Blog

Student stories from the road and gap year advice

Poke around to find inspiration or search for a specific destination, module, or piece of advice.

Day in the Life: Language Study in Paris
Written by Siena Muscianisi

Every day during an EF Gap Year is completely different. Here's a snapshot of one unforgettable day. My name is Siena, and I'm doing the…

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A Day in the Life: Service in the Dominican Republic
Written by Amauri Jean-Claude

Every day during an EF Gap Year is completely different. Here's a snapshot of one unforgettable day. My name is Amauri, and I'm doing the…

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Top 5 reasons why parents worry about gap years (and why they shouldn’t)
Written by EF Gap Year

There are many reasons why parents worry about sending their graduating seniors on gap year before college. But recent studies show that most of these…

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How to Choose a Gap Year Program
Written by Rebecca Barr

Deciding to take a gap year—and choosing a program—are huge steps towards creating the life that you want. But sometimes deciding what to do on…

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Why Taking A Gap Year is More Important than Ever
Written by Rebecca Barr

The benefits of taking a gap year extend beyond the individual student. Students who take gap years go on to impact the world, and the…

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The Key to Applying to College After a Gap Year
Written by Mollie Welch

If your plan post-gap year is to continue on to college, then you’ll need to find time to get those applications in. You can apply…

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Should I Take A Gap Year?
Written by Mollie Welch

A gap year is a leap of faith. Will it be the best year or your life? Do the pros outweigh the cons? For many high…

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Gap Year Ideas for Every Type of Person
Written by Mollie Welch

There are so many incredible ways to spend your gap year, semester, or summer. In order to get a well-rounded, culturally rich education, you need…

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Taking a Gap Year Before Grad School
Written by Mollie Welch

The ultimate question: should you go straight to graduate school or take some time to figure out what you want? For people who have been…

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